Born to a family of musicians and raised in Southern California, Dray discovered yoga in 2006 when a doctor told him it was the only option if he wanted to heal himself from chronic back pain coupled with nerve and tissue damage, a result of years playing contact sports. It was on a cane that he walked into his first yoga class, and true to his nature Dray signed up for a 60-Day challenge. Yoga allowed his mind and body to have brand-new experiences, teaching him balance, discipline, focus, determination, strength, flexibility, and peace of mind through meditation. It was in learning the science behind yoga and how the practice supports every muscle, tendon, joint, and organ down to a cellular level that truly hooked Dray, leading him to what has become his life’s work and dharma.
In 2007, with the love and support of his family, Dray attended his first teacher training so that he could share the gift was given to him through the practice. Being an eternal student, he continued his quest for knowledge and personal growth by studying with Sri Dharma Mittra in 2011. It was there at the Dharma Center in New York that Dray’s commitment to yoga and living his truth was reaffirmed.